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      Understanding theories of international development through role-play: a critical discussion of a post-graduate seminar activity exploring two contrasting theories

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            It is critical that students of international development understand the theoretical foundations of practice and policy in this field. Dependency theory and neo-liberalism provide divergent perspectives regarding the causes of and solutions to 'underdevelopment' in the Global South. This article outlines a student role-play activity that was developed to both clarify these theories of development and to consider the tensions between them. The article describes both the rationale for, and the main components and processes of this role-play, and reflects critically on the learning process and outcomes of the role-play method.

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            Journal
            72010448
            International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning
            int j develop educ gobal learn
            IOE Press
            1756-5278
            01 September 2012
            : 4
            : 3
            : 41-54
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            1756-5278(20120901)4:3L.41;1- s4.phd /ioep/ijdegl/2012/00000004/00000003/art00004
            10.18546/IJDEGL.04.3.04
            413e244d-5633-4dc1-8b6a-7951ff9910e3
            Copyright @ 2012
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            Education,Assessment, Evaluation & Research methods,General education
            NEO-LIBERALISM,ROLE-PLAY,DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION,DEPENDENCY THEORY,INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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